Monday, March 25, 2013
New TV Commercial for a Multivitamins Brand
After auditioning a few days earlier, I got an SMS message informing me that I got the role not as a dad but as a grandfather for a multivitamins tv commercial to be aired in the Visayas and Mindanao areas.
7:30 AM of March 23, 2013 was the call time for me to be at the 2/F of Myra's Pensionne House. I arrived there fifteen minutes earlier where a white van picked me up and brought me to a house in Tisa, Labangon, Cebu City.
There I was met by Donna and Venice and the other people from 8thumbs, the production outfit in charge of the whole TVC. They were in the midst of taping the scene of Mafe, a friend during my Jaycees days. Ming, the make-up artist was instructed to make me look like a 60 year old grandfather. A washable white heena was applied to my hair until the desired effect was accomplished.
Still in my 40's, I am proud that only some streaks of white hair can be found unlike my classmates and contemporaries who have all dyed their hair to hide the whites. Maybe it's because I laugh a lot and never take life's problems too seriously. I always make it a point to take a positive outlook on everything.
While waiting for my turn, I was introduced to ma'am Dulce who plays the role of the grandmother. It was after lunchtime when our segment was taken. A good take it was and everyone loved it. At past 2, my sister Debbie along with hubby Mark and daughter Duchess together with my son Jerald Kervin arrived.
Immediately after their arrival, Duchess was asked to change clothes and be prepared for the next segment. She plays the role of my granddaughter.
There were still a lot of scenes that Gilbert G, the director has to make. Individual shots, a group scene with the multivitamins and a glass of water in our hands and a breakfast scene. In the past, I had the opportunity to work with direk Gilbert in a "Back to School" segment for MagTV Na Cebu together with Jerald Kervin and Blinky de Leon that was taped in our house.
At the end of the day, a wrap up was announced as congratulations and thank yous were exchanged. Although exhausted, the day's taping was another memorable experience for me.
Update: After its first airing on May 12, 2013 at 6:30 PM over ABS-CBN Cebu, I can now reveal that the multivitamins brand is called Multi B..